OConnor 1030D Fluid Head Specifications

OConnor 1030D Fluid Head - The 1030D offers features originally engineered for the larger OConnors to let cinematographers seamlessly transition from heavier to lighter camera setups. These include the stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability for digital cinematography shooting. The patented OConnor Sinusoidal Counterbalance system provides true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Users will appreciate that the system Counterbalances down to zero, a handy advantage since there is a trend to lighter weight cameras. For today's versatile shooter, the transition from larger to smaller payloads has never been easier. And most importantly, the famous OConnor feel, remains the same regardless of payload.

The new ergonomic crank-style counterbalance control simply pulls out of the rear of the head. Plus the Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze. And the new sideload platform enables rapid attachment of the camera as well as an extended range of movement for balancing front heavy setups.

The OConnor 1030D supports a payload up to 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) at a 6" (15cm) center of gravity and a +/-90° tilt range.

Like the rest of the OConnor Ultimate heads, the 1030D has an interchangeable bases (e.g. 150mm or Mitchell for the 1030), accept the same front box mount as larger heads and offer full compatibility with other OConnor 1030 accessories.

O'Connor 1030 Weight Capacity
Chart Courtesy OConnor


  • Capacity @ 4 inches: 39 lbs. (17.7 kg)
  • Capacity @ 6 inches: 30 lbs. (13.6 kg)
  • Capacity @ 8 inches: 24 lb. (10.9kg)
  • Bases: 100mm
  • Tilt: +90° / -90°
  • Height: 6.6 in. (16.8 cm)
  • Width: 7.6 in. (19.3 cm)
  • Depth: 4.6 in. (11.7 cm)
  • Weight: 8.7 lb. (3.9 kg)
  • Platform: Sideload

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